SXSW Panel Picker- please vote for my panels!!!

17 Aug 2009 - 3:12pm
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Mike Dunn
2008

Hey all,
I have two panels up for consideration this year:

Devil in the Details: Appropriate Wireframe Fidelity:
Wireframes can be executed in many different ways; From hand-drawn napkin
doodles to very precise layouts. Is one better than the other? When is the
right time to do a sketchy wireframe versus a high-fidelity one? When should
you take it to the next level and turn it into a functional prototype? As
the nature of the web and the way we use it changes and adapts to advances
in technology, so too do we need to change and adapt how we define user
experiences on the web. Wireframing needs may differ from project to
project, and it is vital to retain a level of flexibility when determining
your approach.
http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/3068
How I Stopped Worrying And Learned to Love My Audience: An Introduction to
UX (User Experience):
Some describe it as making things enjoyable and easy to use. Others describe
it as all of the elements that impact one’s perception of a product or
system. From information architecture, to user research, to user testing,
this presentation is about what UX (User Experience) is and why it should be
an integral part of every website or application project.
http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/3078

Please take a moment to look over and register and vote if you feel so
inclined!

Thank you,

-MIKE DUNN

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17 Aug 2009 - 3:50pm
Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

On Aug 17, 2009, at 1:12 PM, Michael Dunn wrote:

> Wireframing needs may differ from project to project, and it is
> vital to retain a level of flexibility when determining your approach.

No offense, but I've never found this to be true. I've found using
pencil and paper to work 100% of the time no matter what. Pencil and
paper is always the most flexible, always the cheapest cost, and
always the fastest method no matter the project.

Converting sketches to production files or posters is nice for clients
and for deliverables to impress the execs, but they are basically
icing at that point.

--
Andrei Herasimchuk

Chief Design Officer, Involution Studios
innovating the digital world

e. andrei at involutionstudios.com
c. +1 408 306 6422

17 Aug 2009 - 3:47pm
jstanford
2003

I want to share my two SXSW Panels with you as well...please vote thumbs up
on the site if you're interested (Note that you can vote Yes for an
unlimited number of panels).

1. Mac-n-Cheese: Learning About Product Design from Comfort Foods
http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/4218

Comfort foods are the epitome of success. Delicious, ubiquitous, and easy.
This panel of top chefs and designers will explore what food can teach us
about product design. What makes a new recipe take-off? How do you make your
product comfy on first use and then make people want to use it again? How do
you get a following for your food? For your restaurant? For your product?

2. Flex, Silverlight, Javascript??? Picking your RIA Technology
http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/4236

Dazed and confused in a sea of technology and marketing fluff? This talk
will help you pick the right technology for your Rich Internet Application
based on the user experience implications. See specific examples of the
trade-offs with each so that you can finally make an informed decision

_____________________________________________________
Julie Stanford
Principal, Sliced Bread Design
www.slicedbreaddesign.com | 650-969-0400 x706

http://www.linkedin.com/in/jstanford

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Subject: [IxDA Discuss] SXSW Panel Picker- please vote for my panels!!!

Hey all,
I have two panels up for consideration this year:

Devil in the Details: Appropriate Wireframe Fidelity:
Wireframes can be executed in many different ways; From hand-drawn napkin
doodles to very precise layouts. Is one better than the other? When is the
right time to do a sketchy wireframe versus a high-fidelity one? When should
you take it to the next level and turn it into a functional prototype? As
the nature of the web and the way we use it changes and adapts to advances
in technology, so too do we need to change and adapt how we define user
experiences on the web. Wireframing needs may differ from project to
project, and it is vital to retain a level of flexibility when determining
your approach.
http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/3068
How I Stopped Worrying And Learned to Love My Audience: An Introduction to
UX (User Experience):
Some describe it as making things enjoyable and easy to use. Others describe
it as all of the elements that impact one's perception of a product or
system. From information architecture, to user research, to user testing,
this presentation is about what UX (User Experience) is and why it should be
an integral part of every website or application project.
http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/3078

Please take a moment to look over and register and vote if you feel so
inclined!

Thank you,

-MIKE DUNN
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17 Aug 2009 - 4:03pm
Mike Dunn
2008

Actually, you do touch on my reasoning for different levels of fidelity in
wireframes- the audience for said wireframes. There are situations where
high-fidelity wireframes and prototypes work better to convey functionality
and layout to both clients and team members. If I had my druthers, I'd be
doing rough wireframes all day long, but I have recognize that some people
aren't as capable of abstract thought as you or I.

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 3:50 PM, Andrei Herasimchuk <
aherasimchuk at involutionstudios.com> wrote:

>
> On Aug 17, 2009, at 1:12 PM, Michael Dunn wrote:
>
> Wireframing needs may differ from project to project, and it is vital to
>> retain a level of flexibility when determining your approach.
>>
>
> No offense, but I've never found this to be true. I've found using pencil
> and paper to work 100% of the time no matter what. Pencil and paper is
> always the most flexible, always the cheapest cost, and always the fastest
> method no matter the project.
>
> Converting sketches to production files or posters is nice for clients and
> for deliverables to impress the execs, but they are basically icing at that
> point.
>
> --
> Andrei Herasimchuk
>
> Chief Design Officer, Involution Studios
> innovating the digital world
>
> e. andrei at involutionstudios.com
> c. +1 408 306 6422
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
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>

17 Aug 2009 - 5:08pm
Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

On Aug 17, 2009, at 1:47 PM, Julie Stanford wrote:

> 2. Flex, Silverlight, Javascript??? Picking your RIA Technology
> http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/4236
>
> Dazed and confused in a sea of technology and marketing fluff? This
> talk
> will help you pick the right technology for your Rich Internet
> Application
> based on the user experience implications. See specific examples of
> the
> trade-offs with each so that you can finally make an informed decision

Not to be picky, but are you referring to your choice of technology
platform (Web Browser, Adobe AIR or WPF)? And if so, shouldn't the
title be something more like Adobe AIR, Microsoft WPF, Appcelerator
Titanium or WebKit+Gears be technologies to choose from an RIA?

--
Andrei Herasimchuk

Chief Design Officer, Involution Studios
innovating the digital world

e. andrei at involutionstudios.com
c. +1 408 306 6422

17 Aug 2009 - 5:11pm
Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

On Aug 17, 2009, at 2:03 PM, Michael Dunn wrote:

> Actually, you do touch on my reasoning for different levels of
> fidelity in
> wireframes- the audience for said wireframes. There are situations
> where
> high-fidelity wireframes and prototypes work better to convey
> functionality
> and layout to both clients and team members. If I had my druthers,
> I'd be
> doing rough wireframes all day long, but I have recognize that some
> people
> aren't as capable of abstract thought as you or I.

Then it sounds to me like you might want to consider changing the
title of the talk so as to not create false expectations about what
the said talk might be.

Since wireframes != prototypes, the talk sounds to me more like you
want to discuss various methods for presenting work at various
fidelities.

--
Andrei Herasimchuk

Chief Design Officer, Involution Studios
innovating the digital world

e. andrei at involutionstudios.com
c. +1 408 306 6422

17 Aug 2009 - 5:44pm
jstanford
2003

Given that there were only a max of 9 words for the title, really it was
important to be as concise is possible.

Julie

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On Aug 17, 2009, at 1:47 PM, Julie Stanford wrote:

> 2. Flex, Silverlight, Javascript??? Picking your RIA Technology
> http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/4236
>
> Dazed and confused in a sea of technology and marketing fluff? This
> talk
> will help you pick the right technology for your Rich Internet
> Application
> based on the user experience implications. See specific examples of
> the
> trade-offs with each so that you can finally make an informed decision

Not to be picky, but are you referring to your choice of technology
platform (Web Browser, Adobe AIR or WPF)? And if so, shouldn't the
title be something more like Adobe AIR, Microsoft WPF, Appcelerator
Titanium or WebKit+Gears be technologies to choose from an RIA?

--
Andrei Herasimchuk

Chief Design Officer, Involution Studios
innovating the digital world

e. andrei at involutionstudios.com
c. +1 408 306 6422

________________________________________________________________
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To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
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17 Aug 2009 - 8:16pm
Steve Portigal
2004

I have two panels for voting as well. I'm really excited about
attending this year (I haven't been before, although a number of my
fellow panelists have).

"Culture Kicks Our Ass: How To Kick Back"
http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/3629
Please vote for this panel from Steve Portigal and D. P. Haine.
We%u2019ll explore the different cultural challenges that
breakthrough products must overcome: emergent usage behaviors that
are impossible to predict, a global customer base and cultural
barriers inside the corporation that suffocate innovation. We%u2019ll
also share best practices for addressing each challenge.

"FAIL: When User Research Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong"
http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/3765
Please vote for this panel from Steve Portigal, Portigal Consulting
Nate Bolt, Bolt|Peters Dan Saffer, Kicker Studio Aviva Rosenstein,
Ask.com Mark Trammell, Digg Best practices for user research are not
hard to come by, but experience is the ideal way to develop mastery.
And with experience inevitably comes failure. Embarrassing, awkward,
hilarious failure that gives the gift of self-improvement. We%u2019ll
share our own unvarnished examples and what they taught us.

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17 Aug 2009 - 9:13pm
Chris Noessel
2005

While we're at it, Nathan and I are wrapping up the
science-fiction-and-interface-design presentation trilogy with...

"Made It So (Interface Makers in Movies) "
http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/4172
To conclude their trilogy of successful presentations at SxSW about
the analysis of interfaces in science fiction, the authors of Make it
So will invite a collection of production designers who have been
responsible for on screen interfaces to share and discuss their work.

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17 Aug 2009 - 8:41pm
Ben Sykes6
2009

Hey everyone:

I've got one panel for SXSW consideration this year also, please
take a moment to review & vote if you feel it deserves to be added to
the menu.

The Neurobiology of Optimal Human Experience Design
We'll examine the biology of the human experience, the triggers
employed to create an optimal experience as it relates to interface
design, marketing, and retail spaces, and how to integrate these
common factors into ones product to impact positive emotional
association, memory, and thus increase conversions.

http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/3776

The panelist info can be found here
http://www.interactoid.com

Thank You

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